Aspira® Drainage System

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Aspira Drainage System - Compassionate Care from Merit Medical

COMPASSIONATE TREATMENT

The Aspira Drainage System is a tunneled, long-term catheter used to drain accumulated fluid from the pleural or peritoneal cavity to relieve symptoms associated with pleural effusion or malignant ascites.

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ASPIRA DRAINAGE SYSTEM: FLOOR IN-SERVICE

In this helpful in-service video, watch as we explain how to care for and drain fluid with your Aspira Drainage System, how to dress the catheter exit site, and how to properly discard fluid and used supplies. We also provide answers to commonly asked questions. The Aspira Drainage System is a tunneled, long-term catheter used to drain accumulated fluid from the pleural or peritoneal cavity to relieve symptoms associated with malignant pleural effusion or malignant ascites.

ASPIRA: INSERTION OF A PERITONEAL CATHETER

Watch a step-by-step description of an Aspira Peritoneal Drainage Catheter insertion procedure.

ASPIRA: INSERTION TRAY IN-SERVICE

Logan Clifford, Product Manager at Merit Medical, provides an in-service for the Aspira Drainage System Insertion Tray. He gives an overview of the tray, addresses its components, and what you can expect when you employ this product.

Features & Benefits

A NEW KIND OF FREEDOM

The Aspira Drainage System is a compassionate home treatment option for end-stage cancer patients with pleural effusions and malignant ascites. Aspira allows patients to manage their symptoms at home, eliminating the need for frequent hospital visits.

Patient Comfort

Gravity-based design with siphon assist produces a consistent pressure flow for minimized discomfort.

Ease-Of-Use

After connecting the drainage line to the catheter valve, one gentle squeeze will initiate drainage. With the Aspira Drainage System, there is no risk of accidentally discharging vacuum. Vacuum is activated with one squeeze of the manual pump.

Faster Drainage

Faster drainage flow rate means more downtime for the patient.


MORE CONSISTENT PRESSURE DURING DRAINAGE

The Aspira Drainage System is designed to drain quickly without the use of high pressure. Low, consistent vacuum pressure is preferable to high vacuum pressure that may cause patient discomfort.

68%
higher average
flow rate
2,3

 

Simulated testing shows the Aspira Drainage System has a 68% higher average flow rate than the PleurX® Drainage system.2,3 Additionally, Aspira demonstrates consistent pressure and flow rate, unlike the PleurX Drainage System, which has a high initial vacuum that drops quickly.3

Aspira - Higher Average Flow Rate & More Consistent Pressure Than Pleurex Drainage System


72%
larger valve1

67%
more fenestrations4

The Aspira Drainage System has more fenestrations4 and a larger valve1 than the PleurX Drainage System.

Aspira has a larger valve and more fenestrations than PleurX


DESIGNED FOR MORE PLACEMENT FLEXIBILITY THAN THE PLEURX SYSTEM

With three placement method options (antegrade, retrograde and over-the-wire), and multiple kit options designed to accommodate customer and patient needs, the Aspira Drainage System gives you more placement flexibility than the PleurX Drainage System.

ENHANCED TUNNELER DESIGN

Aspira Tunneler - Enhanced Design

 

  • Malleable and pre-bent tunneler
  • Tunneler is 37% longer than the PleurX tunneler for placement flexibility4

VALVED INTRODUCER

Aspira Vavled Introducer with Peel-Away Sheath
  • Peel-away introducer sheath helps reduce fluid leakage and/or air aspiration during placement4

REPLACEABLE VALVE

Aspira Replaceable Valve
  • Valve can be replaced without the need for catheter exchange

PRELOADED STIFFENING STYLET

Preloaded Stiffening Stylet - Aspira
  • Stiffens catheter to facilitate insertion
  • Stylet with Hydro-Glide™ coating designed to decrease fluid leakage during insertion

15.5F ASPIRA DRAINAGE CATHETER

15.5F Aspira Catheter
  • Distally trimmable to accommodate smaller cavities
  • Proximally trimmable to enable valve replacement
OTHER COMPONENTS INCLUDE:

Dilator

18G Introducer Needle

0.038″ x 80 cm J-Tip Guide Wire

Slide Clamp

Attachable Suture Wing

Scalpel

Luer Adapter

Universal Tubing Adapter

ASPIRA KIT COMPONENTS

 

INSERTION TRAY COMPONENTS

1 – 15.5F Peritoneal or Pleural Drainage Catheter with Stylet
1 – #11 Futura® Safety Scalpel
1 – 18G Introducer Needle
1 – Guide Wire 0.038″ x 80 cm J-tip
1 – Dilator 8F
1 – Dilator 12F
1 – 16.5F Splittable Sheath Introducer
1 – Tunneler
1 – Slide Clamp
1 – Aspira Valve Assembly
1 – Aspira Valve Cap
1 – Suture Wing
1 – Luer Adapter
1 – Universal Tubing Adapter
2 – Split Gauze 4″ x 4″ (10 cm x 10 cm)
6 – Gauze 4″ x 4″ (10 cm x 10 cm)
1 – Surgical Tape
1 – Adhesive Dressing


DRESSING KIT COMPONENTS

1 – Adhesive Dressing
2 – Split Gauze 4″ x 4″ (10 cm x 10 cm)
4 – Gauze 4″ x 4″ (10 cm x 10 cm)
1 – Gloves (1 Pair)
1 – Tape Strips (3 Per)
3 – Alcohol Wipe
1 – CSR Wrap


DRAINAGE KIT COMPONENTS

1 – Drainage Bag (1,000 mL)
2 – Alcohol Wipe
1 – Slide Clamp
1 – Tape Strips (3 Per)
1 – Aspira Valve Cap


LUER ADAPTER COMPONENTS

1 – Luer Adapter
1 – Aspira Valve Cap


UNIVERSAL TUBING ADAPTER COMPONENTS

1 – Universal Tubing Adapter
1 – Aspira Valve Cap


REPAIR KIT COMPONENTS

1 – Slide Clamp
1 – Aspira Valve Assembly
1 – Aspira Valve Cap


REFERENCES

  1. Data on file. Internal diameters measured at the narrowest point. N=10 per device.
  2. Data on file. Simulated water drainage. N=9 for Aspira Drainage Bag, N=8 for PleurX Drainage Bottle. Bench data may not be represented of clinical outcomes. Different test methods may yield different results.
  3. Data on file. Simulated water drainage under similar conditions. N=40 for Aspira Drainage Bag. N=8 for PleurX Drainage Bottle. Bench data may not be represented of clinical outcomes. Different test methods may yield different results.
  4. Data on file.

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Catalog NumberProduct DescriptionCatheterFrench Size (F)Catheter Length (cm)Drainage HolesSterilizationLatex FreeHCPCS CodeShipping Box Qty
4991503ETOYes5
4992206Peritoneal15.5F72 cm50 Drainage HolesETOYes1
4992207Peritoneal15.5F72 cm50 Drainage HolesETOYesC1729,C1894,C1769,A70481
4992208Peritoneal15.5F72 cm50 Drainage HolesETOYesC1729, C1894, C1769, A70481
4992209Peritoneal15.5F72 cm50 Drainage HolesETOYesC1729, C1894, C1769, A70481
4992301ETOYesA70485
4992305ETOYes5
4992306ETOYes5
4992307ETOYes5
4992506Pleural15.5F72 cm50 Drainage HolesETOYes1
4992507Pleural15.5F72 cm50 Drainage HolesETOYesC1729, C1894, C1769, A70481
4992508Pleural15.5F72 cm50 Drainage HolesETOYesC1729, C1894, C1769, A70481
4992509Pleural Drainage Starter Kit

PATIENT RESOURCES

Patient Videos

MyAspira - Videos for Patients Utilizing the Aspira Drainage System

Patient Guides & Pamphlets

MyAspira - Guides & Pamphlets for Patients utilizing the Aspira Drainage System

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